WFP has completed its first round of food distributions to people affected by conflict in the Afar and Amhara regions.
Time is running out for millions across Northern Ethiopia. This momentum must be sustained to save millions from falling deeper into hunger.
WFP delivered food to over a million people in the northwest and parts of southern Tigray in June and July under the second round of distributions, despite numerous challenges.
The first United Nations Humanitarian Air Service passenger flight, which is managed by WFP, has touched down at Tigray’s Alula Aba Nega International Airport in Mekelle today.
A WFP convoy of 50 trucks arrived in the Tigrayan capital of Mekelle today with 900 metric tons of food as well as other emergency supplies.
WFP has resumed its operations in the Tigray region of Ethiopia after fighting halted the emergency response last week.
According to new data, over 350,000 people are facing catastrophic hunger in Tigray region. This is the highest number of people classified in "Catastrophe" level of hunger in a single country in the last decade.
Alarming new data has today confirmed the magnitude of the hunger emergency gripping Tigray, where at least 4 million people face severe hunger and 350,000 of them are facing famine.
WFP has provided emergency food assistance to 1 million people since starting distributions in Northwestern and Southern zones of Tigray region in March.
Imagine waking up to a wave of water running across your floor and hearing your six children cry out in fear. This is what happened to Agan in Ethiopia when floods washed away everything she had.
Teachers offer guidance, friendship, socialization - and in the most difficult places, even structure, comfort and food. Teachers go above and beyond - especially in countries where WFP works.
Superstar Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has just given $1 million dollars to the United Nations World Food Programme. "I encourage those who can to please give as well,” he said.